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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Crockpot Curry Pork #Foodie Friday


Crockpot Curry Pork: Simple Living and Eating

Before this week I never heard of the "polar vortex" nor did I know that it could collapse and blanket the US in record low temperatures. I am a winter person, love to snowshoe and ski but I'm even finding the wind chill to be a little cold for me. It has been in the teens here in NY and I can't even get my dog out of the door for a quick run…

I have stationed myself in front of our wood burning stove and have been cooking nothing but soups and stews. Curry is the most warming to me, so enjoy some curry pork stew.

Warm wishes,
Diane


Crockpot Curried Pork

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com

preparation 15 minutes                      serves: 6 - 8

Ingredients:

6 pounds of pork loin chopped into 2 inch cubes
2 onions chopped
4 carrots chopped
1 small celery root chopped
4 red potatoes cubed
2 1/2 cups of chicken broth
2 13.5 ounce cans of unsweetened coconut milk
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon of lemongrass paste or 1 stick of fresh lemongrass
2 teaspoons of turmeric
2 teaspoons of curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 
1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander seed


1) If you have time brown the meat on all sides before putting in the crockpot with the vegetables. It will taste fine without browning, but it does add flavor.

2) Whisk all the spices with the coconut milk and chicken broth in a large bowl. Pour this over the meat and vegetables in the crockpot.

3) Cook on low for 6 hours.





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30 comments:

  1. Hi Diane,
    Your Crockpot Curry Pork looks very comforting and delicious. This is the kind of dish that keeps us warm in the cold weather we are having. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for the party.
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen,
      We are suppose to be warming up today.

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  2. I had never heard of a polar vortex before either! This curry pork looks like the perfect way to stay warm :) Thanks for the party, Diane!

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    1. Thanks Jamie,
      I hope we never hear of a polar vortex again. Stay warm.

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  3. Thanks for the party and have a fabulous weekend!

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  4. Thank you so much Diane for featuring my Dried Fruit Cake
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    Have a great weekend :)

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    1. You are welcome. It like all of your recipes is terrific.

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  5. Diane, your curry looks so warm and comforting. I thought of all of my friends during this horribly cold weather. Sitting in front of the fire with soup sounds like the smart thing to do. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a nice weekend. I hear the weather will be much better.
    Sam

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    1. Yes, it is already in the 20s here which seems warm, ha. Unfortunately it's going to raining in NY this whole weekend. Good to see you Sam, have a cozy weekend.

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  6. Hi Diane,
    It really has been unbelievably cold. I had to go to northern Ontario last week and it was -37, lol. The windows INSIDE the car were covered in ice. Quite an experience!
    Thanks for hosting. Let's hope it warms up this weekend!

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    1. I've never experienced ice inside the car that is unbelievable. Lets hope this doesn't happen again, stay warm and cooking.

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  7. Your curry looks delicious! Your kitchen must smell wonderful with that in the air. I had not heard of a polar vortex before either, but when our dogs didn't want to go out for a minute more than essential, I could tell they knew what it meant no matter what the name.
    Thanks so much for hosting --
    Pat

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    1. My dog who is short hair will not go outside and she is very energetic and is driving us crazy running around the house.

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  8. I can't wait to try this, it sounds delicious! Stay warm.

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  9. Happy Friday Diane and thanks for hosting!

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    1. Good to see you Nancy, hope you are warm.

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  10. Thanks for hosting. that pork curry looks amazing, I must make that this week for sure

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    1. You are very welcome… yes it is a great dish for the cold weather.

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  11. Thanks for the party. I love curry! Definitely going to try that recipe!
    Kristin from DizzyBusyandHungry.com

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    1. You are welcome Kristin great to have you... I hope you enjoy the curry.

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    1. Thanks so much it's good to see you. I've missed your recipes.

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  13. I had never heard of it either, but now I wish it would go away! We hit -47 wind chills on Monday, and today we are finally above freezing first first time in weeks. Crazy, crazy weather!! I'm sure your Curry Pork will come in handy during this long, cold winter. It won't be over until March in Iowa. :( Have a wonderful weekend Diane....stay warm!

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    1. Oh my you are in truly cold weather country and not good skiing either. I'm sure you'll be making plenty of stews and soups too. Stay warm my dear, always good to hear from you.

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  14. Diane, you make me laugh. I felt the same way about "polar vortex." Last week I kept reading and hearing the term and I had no idea what it was. I even asked my husband "What is this polar vortex? Is it a real thing?"
    Thank you for the reminder to link up. As a creature of habit, when I get out of habit...

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    1. It does sound like science fiction and news has been heading in that direction lately... but I guess it is real and I hope it is a one time visit. But you lady, I'll be expecting a visit from you every week. I miss your interesting recipes and cultural stories. Glad to see you again.

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  15. Thanks for linking up your dish to Marvelous Monday tonight Diane. Pinning... we finally are out of the cold spell we had this week in the midwest!

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  16. Lots of great food here today! Thank you so much for helping us celebrate Three Years at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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